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Saturday June 19, 1976
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This Day In 1970's History: Saturday June 19, 1976
  • President Ford was the victor over Ronald Reagan by a narrow margin in the Iowa Republican convention in Des Moines. Mr. Ford got 19 of the state's delegates and Mr. Reagan 17. Republicans also gathered in Delaware, Texas, Colorado and Washington to select an additional 62 delegates. Except for Delaware, where Mr. Ford had the solid support of his party and got 13 more delegates, Mr. Reagan appeared to have the best of it in the three other states. Mr. Ford is now leading Mr. Reagan by only 66 delegates, according to the New York Times delegate tabulation. The President now has 1,001 delegates -- 1,130 are needed for nomination. Mr. Reagan had 935, and 166 were uncommitted. [New York Times]
  • Jimmy Carter, in a 38-minute address to a Disciple of Christ laymen's convention that sounded like a sermon, said a separation of church and state should not dictate a separation of public and private morality. "It doesn't mean," he said, "we ought to have a different standard of ethics. There's no reason why we should be less honest on Monday than we were Sunday." Without mentioning his presidential candidacy, Mr. Carter repeated many of the religious convictions that have become a familiar part of his campaign speeches. [New York Times]
  • The future of busing as an instrument of school desegregation has come under political challenge at a time when experts agree that there is still by no means sufficient information on which to assess the impact of busing on education. An analysis of the issue finds that educational effectiveness during segregation is essentially an unknown area. It is not even certain what the variables are that affect education under normal circumstances, let alone under desegregation. [New York Times]
  • An accusation that Rubin (Hurricane) Carter attacked Carolyn Kelley, his former defense chairman, has brought into the open a smoldering controversy within the group that raised $600,000 to help Mr. Carter and his co-defendant, John Artis, win a new trial on triple-murder charges. There are still disagreements among committee members over how most of the $600,000 was drained off in overhead expenses, instead of being used for legal and investigative costs. [New York Times]
  • The United States has built more nuclear-powered submarines than the Soviet Union in the last 10 years, although Defense Department testimony to Congress has left a contrary implication. Representative Les Aspin, Democrat of Washington, made public figures that show that the United States has outproduced the Soviet Union 48 to 42 since 1966 and 20 to 17 from 1971 to 1975. The figures were based on information he requested from the Pentagon. Mr. Aspin also released information from the Pentagon that shows that official United States intelligence estimates exaggerated Soviet production of nuclear-powered attack submarines by 300 percent in 1975 and more than 100 percent in 1973 and 1974. [New York Times]
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